Answered By: Kerry Harmer
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020     Views: 15

Lego Mindstorms


Description

A hardware software platform produced by Lego for the development of programmable robots based on Lego building blocks.

Specifications

  • Materials: Materials aren't required, but objects such as wheels, or other electronics can be used in your project.
  • Software: Lego Mindstorms
  • File types: N/A
  • Machine details: Touch Sensor, Light sensor, Infrared sensor, Movement motors and beacon tracking.
  • Production time: dependent on the project scale.

Procedures

  1. Download the lego mindstorms software onto your personal computer or use the laptops and ipads available in the Maker Studio with the software already on them.
  2. Mindstorms software is a drag and drop software with blocks linking to other blocks to provide your commands to the robot.
  3. Lego Mindstorms software is available on the following platforms in the maker studio:
    • Macbook Pros: Does Not support bluetooth connection to the mindstorms, but allows for more complicated programs to be built.
    • iPads: Supports bluetooth connection to the mindstorms which allows for fast program creation.
 

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